Chicago Regional Council

The Chicago Regional Council members—alumni and friends who are well-informed about the University—serve as a core group of University ambassadors in Chicago. They are advocates for the University in the Chicago region and serve as representatives of the area to the University administration and the Board of Trustees.

Please contact Keri Lowder, Director of Development, Regional Advancement at khlowder@syr.edu, with any questions.

2022-2023 Members

Ron Chin ’97 A&S, Council Chair
College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Board
Chief Operating Officer, Lizard Investors

Liz Anderson 18 WSM
Chicago Alumni Club Co-Chair
Account Executive, IN Marketing

Marissa Bailey G’06 NEW
Consultant, Marissa Bailey Consulting 

Margaret Blum ’89 A&S, parent of an alum
Interior Design Consultant, MLB Consulting 

Brian K. Jones ’88 ECS/A&S
Managing Partner, GranTaryn Solutions 

Drew Lines ’99 VPA
Principal, CohnReznick Advisory Group 

Sandra Micek ’91 NEW
National Campaign Council, Newhouse Advisory Board
President and CEO, Window to the World Communications, Inc.

Ben Nummy ’91 WSM
National Campaign Council
Managing Director, Ameritus

Adrienne Scherenzel-Curry ’98 A&S
VP of Community Engagement and Executive Director, Chicago Bulls Charities

Samara Strycker ’93 WSM
SVP and Corporate Controller, Navistar

Kevin Young ’11 A&S
Chicago Alumni Club Co-Chair
Associate Attorney, Hinshaw & Culbertson